This. I personally wouldn't mind YouTube purchasing Twitch if YouTube didn't carry so much baggage with it. Twitch's content has been seen to be a bit more liberal and diverse than what YouTube can offer, and YouTube purchasing it... basically purges all of that.V da Mighty Taco said:No. Seriously, fuck no. What is possibly Twitch's biggest selling point right now to both creators and audiences is that it does not have to deal with Youtube's horribly broken "shoot first, ask questions later"-style copyright system where people have to fear false ContentID claims, getting videos easily removed by anyone with a keyboard (regardless of if the claimant actually owns the IP or not), and having to fight a difficult uphill battle to get everything restored afterwards. Youtube owning it would be one of the worst things that could happen to Twitch's userbase.
Logooglus?Remus said:We are Google. Your lawyers will cease and you will submit to assimilation or be destroyed. Your uniqueness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubblescorptatious said:What exactly happened in 98? I was pretty small at the time, so I didn't pay attention to that stuff.
Yeah, I hate that blanket statement, too. Especially with a serious subject like monopolistic buyouts. This is not just some dumb old rumor like Nintendo making a new system or Bill Gates buying a small chunk of Apple stock just for kicks. If allowed to happen, this could affect an entire industry for the worst.Tank207 said:By saying "we don't comment on rumors" they pretty much confirmed that the rumor is true. If the rumor isn't true, then they only need to say one word when asked, "no". Making vague PR statements does nothing but confirm people's suspicions.
Google is really going all out trying to make sure they either eliminate or purchase all their competition.
Well that's not true. Taxes are evil, so Google pays no (ok, very little) tax. So it's still at least a bit appropriate.Glaice said:"Do no evil" my ass, Google. That motto no longer applies to you no more. This is just another nail in your coffin.
There's still sites like Game Anyone, so I'm set still, plus I can stream there since I'm a gold member...now to just figure out how exactly I go about streaming there... XPDoomsdaylee said:Welp, there goes the last bastion of LPer's, that was a fun dream while it lasted. Thanks for killing our dreams google!
Nope. Google doesn't have to comply with take down request. Problem is, Google is not exactly qualified to decide if complaint is legit without investing a lot of money to hire people who are qualified to such a hellish job and complicated. And if Google doesn't comply, it can get sued.Strazdas said:No. Copyright law is causing the problems. According to the law youtube must take down any content thats complained about BEFORE checking if the complaint is legit. thats very fucked up and you can thank Disney for it.